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  1. 1994 - E36 - Rear drum pad change 
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    I've been working on cars for years but when I whipped off the wheel today I was bamboozled by what I was I was faced with.

    How the hell do you get the drum off to change the brake shoes on a 316?

    It looked like I needed a specific type of tool or key?

    I've always maintained my own vehicles and I'd have to be defeated by this

    Thanks for any advice or guidance.
     
     

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    There is a special tooth tool required to release the adjuster iirc. Is this what you mean?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    There is a special tooth tool required to release the adjuster iirc. Is this what you mean?
    Maybe lol, I just want to simply remove the drum protecting the pad. I tried to pull and nothing happened

    E.G; I removed the wheel and immediately confronted by the brake drum. That is what I need to remove.
     
     

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    Did you remove the hex retaining bolt?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Did you remove the hex retaining bolt?
    Ah... that's the tool I don't have.

    Are there any other pit falls I should look out for?
     
     

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    Once that is removed, then hopefully you will be able to get your drum off. But I suspect you will need to push the pads back using the tooth tool. Screwdriver may work but will be a lot of hit or miss on the teeth.

     
     

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    Thanks for that!

    Can't wait to be able to park on hills. My gf lives on a hill and I have to park a whole street away because the car can't hold its own weight on the handbrake....

    Will have a go at it tomorrow.
     
     

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    Where can I buy one of these tooth tools? I have a '95 316i and cannot get the brake drums off.
     
     


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